Quantity:1
Angles has been added to your Basket
Includes FREE MP3 version of this album.
+ £1.26 UK delivery
Used: Very Good | Details
Sold by zoverstocks
Condition: Used: Very Good
Comment: Buy with confidence from a huge UK seller with over 3 million feedback ratings, all items despatched next day directly from the UK. All items are quality guaranteed.
Other Sellers on Amazon
Add to Basket
£10.00
& FREE Delivery in the UK. Details
Sold by: westworld-
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Available to Download Now
Buy the MP3 album for £7.49

Image Unavailable

Image not available for
Colour:
  • Angles
  • Sorry, this item is not available in
  • Image not available
      

Angles CD


Price: £9.99 & FREE Delivery in the UK on orders over £10. Details
Includes FREE MP3 version of this album.
Does not apply to gift orders. See Terms and Conditions for important information about costs that may apply for the MP3 version in case of returns and cancellations.
Only 4 left in stock (more on the way).
Dispatched from and sold by Amazon. Gift-wrap available.
Complete your purchase to add the MP3 version to your Amazon music library. Provided by Amazon EU S.à r.l.
26 new from £4.11 9 used from £1.84
£9.99 & FREE Delivery in the UK on orders over £10. Details Only 4 left in stock (more on the way). Dispatched from and sold by Amazon. Gift-wrap available.

Amazon's The Strokes Store

Music

Image of album by The Strokes

Photos

Image of The Strokes
Visit Amazon's The Strokes Store
for 41 albums, 5 photos, discussions, and more.

Frequently Bought Together

Angles + Room On Fire + First Impressions Of Earth
Price For All Three: £20.90

Buy the selected items together

Product details

  • Audio CD (21 Mar. 2011)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Rough Trade Records
  • ASIN: B004LWZDC8
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (55 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 3,180 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Listen to Samples and Buy MP3s

Songs from this album are available to purchase as MP3s. Click on "Buy MP3" or view the MP3 Album.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

Samples
Song Title Time Price
Listen  1. Machu Picchu 3:29£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. Under Cover Of Darkness 3:55£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Two Kinds Of Happiness 3:42£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. You're So Right 2:34£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Taken For A Fool 3:23£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Games 3:51£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Call Me Back 3:02£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Gratisfaction 2:59£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Metabolism 3:00£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Life Is Simple In The Moonlight 4:14£0.99  Buy MP3 

Product Description

Product Description

Fourth studio album by the acclaimed American alternative rock group. Their first new release since 2006's 'First Impressions of Earth', the album was described by bassist Nikolai Fraiture as 'a return to basics', and includes the single 'Under Cover of Darkness'.

BBC Review

Time isn’t kind to the cool. Disappear for too long, and nobody bats an eyelid when you return, fanfare conspicuous by its utter absence. Arriving over five years since their last LP, 2006’s First Impressions of Earth, white-hot-back-when NYC combo The Strokes could have so easily found themselves piled beside the likes of Razorlight and Toploader in the pile of re-emerging artists probably without a place in 2011. But they’ve avoided such a fate by putting together what might actually be their very best record yet.

Yes, you read that right: Angles isn’t just the equal of the band’s lightning-in-a-bottle debut of 2001, Is This It, it might be better. There are several moments here where the five-piece exhibit an infectious immediacy that’s presented in parallel with some genuine ingenuity, and the effect on the listener is to stop what they’re doing, focus fully on what’s unfolding, and then rewind to hear it over again. Take the strutting punk-funk bass of Two Kinds of Happiness – unremarkable in isolation, but soldered to sprightly percussion and real yearning in Julian Casablancas’ voice, as well as some frenetic six-string fret-work, it’s a vital constituent of a whole that’s fairly flabbergasting. If rendered graphically, one would have to picture early U2 and Talking Heads on a seesaw with The National acting as a fulcrum.

Taken for a Fool harks back in production tonality to the scratchy lo-fi charm of Is This It, but flexes significantly developed melodic muscles compared to a decade ago – this is a track, one amongst several, that will bury itself into one’s head for the long-term after even the most fleeting of encounters. It isn’t the only number here with a new-wave feel to it – and this move from 1970s garage revivalism to mining the cooler sounds of the 1980s for elements of inspiration pays serious dividends. Games opens like New Order in their prime, all glossy synths and solid bass, and closer Life is Simple in the Moonlight takes cool keyboards reminiscent of Scandinavian pop-experimentalists Mew and hits 88 miles per hour ‘til they’ve arrived back in 85. Casablancas doesn’t sound like a megastar at any point – he’s hungry, scrappy, like a newcomer ahead of the hype crest. For the first time since Is This It, he sounds a part of the gang rather than the stand-apart leader of it.

Truly, there’s so much to love about Angles that picking it apart seems as ridiculous as dissecting an expensive tray of chocolates, setting fillings aside from their delicious casings. They, like this record, taste far better with everything properly combined – and with all five members contributing, in harmony, The Strokes have here upped their own ante like nobody could have foreseen. Except for the band members themselves, of course. Prepare to be smitten anew.

--Mike Diver

Find more music at the BBC This link will take you off Amazon in a new window

Customer Reviews

4.1 out of 5 stars

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By arcticmonkeys... on 4 Mar. 2012
Format: Audio CD
I know that once you've read this title, you probably think I'm not a proper Strokes fan. You can dispel that thought now - once I only talked in Strokes lyrics and I found it fairly easy... that's how dedicated I was.
However, I lost the bug in the 5 year wait for Angles, as I found so many new bands coming up. Then, when Angles was released, I stupidly listened to the reviews and didn't buy it straight away.
BIG MISTAKE.
This is an amazing album. JC really perfects his song writing and vocals, and he has managed to write great parts for each instrument, not just for himself. Each song is absolute perfection, my favourite being Metabolism - when it gets to the end it is divine.
However, it's not like Is This It at all.
1) It's deeper. You have to listen to it a few times to fully appreciate it. But once you have gotten into it, you won't be able to put it off...
2) They're not anthems. Perhaps a couple are, but the Strokes have done the anthems thing and now it's time for them to experiment. And frankly, they did it great.
So please, I beg of you, buy this album and love it. God knows that I did.
1 Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Bryan R. Morris on 20 Jun. 2011
Format: Audio CD
After reading mixed reviews for "Angles" I was cautiously optimistic that The Strokes had come back with a bang and not a whimper.

As soon as the first minute of album opener "Machu Picchu" had played ,it was clear that one of my favourite bands had indeed made a triumphant return.

Whilst it may lack the impact of "Is This It" as a groundbreaking album,it makes up for this with a more polished and at times,experimental sound.

Stand out tracks are "You're So Right" and "Games" but I cannot not really find a track I don't like.This album will break in like a new pair of shoes after a few listens.

If you like "The Strokes" you will like the album and if you are new to the band it will probably make you buy the earlier albums.

I only hope the next album doesn't take so long to release.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
I really love the Strokes so it pains me to say this is only OK... however, compared to 'Comedown Machine' its positively packed with hits... was hoping they would have continued further rocking out after the masterpiece that was 'First Impressions' ... shame. If you don't already have 'Phrazes for the Young', go buy that first instead..
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
By Delmiro on 2 May 2014
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
It is a nice put together piece of music from these guys. Recommended
Very nice disc cover - Escher anyone??
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
By Ricco11 on 22 April 2014
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
Perfect!
Very good product!
Wanted this product very much and did not got dissapointed. Good and with a good package!
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Format: Audio CD
Plagued by inter-band tension, strife and ill feeling in the recording studio, The Strokes make their audibly bedraggled return from the wilderness with their fourth album Angles. It’s a comeback LP which is quite a hit-and-miss affair, but there’s no denying there’s still some life in the old dog yet.

The herky jerky cod-reggae of “Machu Picchu” is a promising starting point: a very ‘80s-sounding new wave throwback which sounds like The Police sleepwalking through a gig in a bar full of rednecks whilst on a jittery paranoid comedown from amphetamines. But I defy anyone not to hear that familiar-sounding choppy guitar riff at 1:17 and not feel glad that The Strokes are officially back.

The album’s lead single “Under Cover of Darkness” is a successful merging of their Is This It-era sound with a more reflective, statesmanlike approach to songwriting. It’s fairly ambitious melodically, full of catchy fretwork and proves that Julian Casablancas clearly has his eye on vocally emulating the heartland rock of Tom Petty.

The muted palm of rhythm guitarist Albert Hammond Jr. chugs “Two Kind of Happiness” along a groove The Cars would have killed to create, but ends up sounding uncannily like a leftover from Julian Casablancas's solo album Phrazes for the Young, differentiated only by Nick Valensi’s virtuoso guitar solo. The dark and experimental “You’re So Right” relies on a dirge-y guitar riff, but is a weak song overall, and “Taken for a Fool” is essentially a Room on Fire-era outtake made to sound pretty.

The odd ‘80s synths are back out for “Games,” a passable stab at synthpop which brings to mind mullets and Sinclair ZX spectrum computers.
Read more ›
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
By Mr. Richard Moore on 28 Dec. 2013
Format: Vinyl Verified Purchase
Over a long period this has had as many plays as anything else, I love the melodic genius and structure of this great album.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
This is certainly not the Strokes best album, but there are a few great tracks on here and any Strokes fan will not want to miss out.

"Machu Picchu" and "Under Cover Of Darkness" are both brilliant and get the album off to a great start.

I just don't get "You're So Right" yet (after 3 complete listens) it is just a boring repetitive drone. I don't often skip songs on an album, I like to just play the whole lot in the order it was intended to be heard - but I have skipped this one a few times.

The highlight later on is of course "Taken For A Fool". The rest of the tracks are pretty good, but overall this is is not up to the standard of "Is this it?" and "Comedown Machine".
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Customer Discussions

This product's forum
See all discussions...  
Start a new discussion
Topic:
First post:
Prompts for sign-in
 

Search Customer Discussions
   


What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?


Look for similar items by category


Feedback